Been too long
I decided to reintroduce myself because it has been far too long since I've been on the site. About three years, to be exact. I registered when I heard about RRS during the Blasphemy Challenge media blitz, though I had been following the community on YouTube for some time, and I had contributed videos and comments to discussions about science, philosophy, and religion via my YouTube channel (my same user name as on this site here). The last three years have been a period of growth for me both professionally in science, and personally, and I'm interested in contributing my own experience to discussions here, and to the community at large, where I'm able and where it's appropriate. I've shaped my education and career with the intent of following in the footsteps of people like Carl Sagan and Neil DeGrasse Tyson, two of my heroes. I work and reside in Silicon Valley at a national laboratory, and my research and interests focus on photon science and astrophysics. I'm also an amateur astronomer and bibliophile. Because of my job and personal life, I keep a pretty tight lid on personal information online; I don't have a Facebook or Twitter account, but you can PM me, email, or message me via YouTube if you want to contact me personally.
It's nice to be back on the site, and I have a video series planned for my YouTube channel this summer, so I hope to chat and share with you soon.
The greatest battle is to engage in the struggle of the here, the now, to use the power we have within to change that without. We have within us all that we need.